Why should a man die in whose garden grows sage?
Against the power of death there is not medicine in our gardens
But Sage calms the nerves, takes away hand
Tremors, and helps cure fever.
Sage, castoreum, lavender, primrose,
Nasturtium, and athanasia cure paralytic parts of the body.
O sage the savior, of nature the conciliator!
Noble is rue since it gives you keen eyesight.
With its help, certainly as a man, you will see sharply.
Rue decreases coitus in man and increases it in women.
Rue makes man chaste, intelligent and cunning.
When cooked, rue makes the house safe from fleas.
The doctors do not seem to agree on onions.
Galen says that they are not good for those of choleric humor,
But he teaches that they are quite salubrious for phlegmatics,
And especially good for the stomach and the complexion.
By frequently rubbing your bald spots with ground onions,
You may restore your head of hair.
The mustard seed is small, dry, and hot;
It causes tears, relieves the head, and expels a poison.
Drunkenness and headache are relieved by the violet.
They say that it also cures epileptics.
The nettle gives sleep to the sick, stops vomiting,
Relieves chronic cough, and is a remedy against colic.
It takes away your chest cold as well as abdominal tumors,
And it helps in all diseases of the joints.